Pro-life events and opportunities

Explore this page to find out what's coming up next! Learn how to get involved. As Catholics, we believe that all life is sacred and worthy of protection. 

February 1 is Virginia Pro-Life Day: Every voice makes a difference

CDA Live Stream Mass

Watch the March for Life 2023 recap

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View Bishop Burbidge's homilies

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"The most important work that lies ahead is the work not only of changing laws but of changing hearts, with steadfast faith in the grace and power of God to do so. Our work begins with our knowledge of the truth and our courage to speak it."

- Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

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Virginia Pro-Life Day

Boldly stand for life in post-Roe America. Meet lawmakers at Defending Life Day in the a.m.; Virginia March for Life in the afternoon. Virginia State Capitol.

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9 Days for Life

Pray to protect life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.

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National Prayer Vigil for Life Opening Mass & Holy Hour

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Opening Mass in the Great Upper Church.

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Mass for Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life

Join Bishop Burbidge at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More for Mass at 9 a.m. prior to the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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National March for Life

This year marks the 50th annual March for Life. Come celebrate the overturn of Roe v. Wade and learn about how to build a culture of life in this moment in time.

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Day of Prayer for the Protection of Unborn Children

“A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.”

Pope Saint John Paul II
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Bishop Burbidge outlines goals for pro-life committee

Peaceful engagement in advocacy, educating the faithful and demonstrating the Catholic Church’s support for human life at every stage are some of the ways Bishop Michel F. Burbidge aspires to make abortion ‘unthinkable’ in his new role as chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Pro-Life Activities.

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